A documentary guaranteed to make you angry at rich people.
My wife has Zoom meetings all the time and when I showed her how this was possible, she turned her nose up at it with a “…Eww…why?” So your mileage may vary.
I’ll quibble with Gassee’s headline – there are no “missing pieces.” There’s only the hope, wishes and fever dreams of people who want this to happen without ever examining the question Gassee asks, “Why would Apple do this?”
That explains why I woke up to dozens of apps needing to be “updated” this AM.
There are some cute shows here. Unfortunately, my 14-year-old is a little too old for most of them. Ironically enough, we adults love “Home Before Dark.”
What an abomination, not only of the steering wheel but also the dash and the doors. Thank God this never went into production.
I never thought I’d learn anything from TikTok but there are some cool tricks listed here.
This is a great PR move by Netflix. According to Netflix, “inactive accounts represent less than a half of one percent of its overall member base,” so it won’t affect the company’s bottom line by much but they get a nice “we’re the good guys!” bump out of it.
The story of BlackBerry’s epic fall from the top of the tech mountain is a cautionary tale for many companies, Apple included.
While some of us are waiting for sports to come back, we can argue about this list.
I guess this is how hard up we are for content. An extra-long version of a pretty bad movie.
Did you notice the Google doodle on Google’s home page today? Today is the birthday of the late Nicholas Winton who rescued 669 children during World War II.
I have no compelling reason to go to an Apple Store at the best of times but I certainly wouldn’t go to one now. But it would be interesting to see how Apple pulls this off and I have every expectation they will do so.
This is just ten different kinds of freaky.
This is a series I would tell people to subscribe to Netflix for. It’s that good.
While this is supposedly a “US Only” offer, a Reddit poster has a workaround. It didn’t work for me though.
It’s only a rumour at this point but even the hint this could happen will certainly accelerate any plans Apple may have to move at least some of its manufacturing out of the reach of the Chinese government and its battles with the US government.
I let my Arcade subscription lapse a couple of months ago. While there are plenty of games, very few are of interest to our family. I think the comparison to consoles may be a little unfair but I’m not a console player so I don’t/can’t compare the experiences. On their own merits, the Apple Arcade games just aren’t compelling enough for us.
My wife is a big fan of Spotify, mostly because of the selection of specific kinds of yoga music. If you haven’t tried it yet, this is a good deal for three months.
As the article points out, on the face of it this seems an odd buy, given that Apple has pointedly said they are more interested in AR than VR. But it may well be a personnel acquisition as opposed to a tech one.
Farrelly has posted a fairly easy Youtube video on how to kludge together a process using the free CamLive and CamTwist software on a Mac. Hint: Try it without the Terminal trick/hack first. I did and it worked fine with Wirecast and my Nikon D600 (didn’t try it with Zoom). The biggest problem is it drained the camera battery fairly quickly. I was done after only a couple of hours.
Apple has a page where you can download and read the PDF of the report yourself.
The show ended with a 20-minute rendition of Purple Rain (with 10 minutes of a Prince guitar solo). I know where I’ll be at 8 pm ET this evening.
In case you’re wondering, The Photographer’s Ephemeris says the Stonehenge sunrise on Sunday morning, June 21 will be at 5:36 AM local time. Set your alarm clock accordingly.
It’s not perfect (the fluid dynamics aren’t very fluid) but overall, an incredible display of what gamers can expect in their next-generation consoles.
My (three) dads were bad but sure as hell not this bad.
Someone (or more likely something via computer voice) reading stories doesn’t sound like something that would make Apple News+ more interesting to me.
If you’re lucky enough to have a Surround or 3D sound system, crank this up and just let your ears bleed from all the glorious noise. Now excuse me while I go price out Surround systems.
Polaroid used to be the epitome of consumer photography. The SX-70 was the first camera I remember using as a kid and it was magical.
Settle in. This is going to be a bumpy ride of a story.